Eastern Bay of Plenty IRB Driver Development Day

Event Details


This course is aimed at new IRB Driver candidates who are just starting their IRB Driver pathway and will give candidates a good grounding in the basic skills needed to enable them to develop into competent drivers through further training offered at their own Club or Academy.

The Senior Lifeguard Award – IRB Driver (SLA-IRBD) is designed to create competent IRB drivers. This award gives Surf Lifeguards the knowledge and skills to respond using an IRB in rescue situations. The qualification has a number of theoretical and practical components such as driving in the surf, solo driving and maritime regulations. It is compulsory for members to have the SLA-IRBD to drive an IRB.


Date: Sunday 30th August 2020

Location: TBC - Eastern Bay of Plenty beach

Address: TBC

Start Time: 9:00am

Registration info to follow



IRB Driver

- 16 years of age
- Current member of a SLS club
- IRB Crewperson Module
- Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate
- Surf Lifeguard Award (held for at least six months and be currently refreshed) You must hold your Surf Lifeguard Award for at least 6 months before you start any IRB Driver training.